Rockfax Description
A popular and rewarding climb that consists of two totally contrasting pitches; the first technical and the second super steep. Start on a high flat ledge left of Black Slab.
1) 4c, 24m. Pull onto the slab. Climb rightwards to its edge and move up to where it meets the steep wall above. Make technical moves up and right to a black vein and follow this more easily, moving right after 5m, to a belay below the overhanging corner at the right-hand end of the large overhang.
2) 5a, 8m. Climb the overhanging corner, perplexing but well-protected, and pull over the lip on massive holds to easier ground. A wild pitch. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, West Country Climbs, CUC Climbing Club, Paul's pre-Kendal Kernow ticklist, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

ClimbingAlex 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Ended up leading both pitches after Matt bravely decided to admit defeat to the chimney - for now... P2 looks unlikely, but felt surprisingly secure once you find your feet. Really chuffed to get this one onsighted!

with Matt
Matt Magecha 04/Dec/16 2nd
with Alex
Hidden 11/Oct/16 Lead
AndrewP 11/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Charlie Jameson, Daniel Bryan
DanielBryan 11/Oct/16 2nd
Jmpollard 15/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Hamish did the first pitch, I got the sopping wet bridging pitch, and told that the good holds were on the wrong side!

Hidden 15/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
Rob Seymour 15/Sep/16 Lead

Very hot and humid. Great climb.

with Ron Chambers
Hidden 04/Sep/16 AltLd
EllieWoods 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Alex Whitmore 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
hutchay 27/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jul/16 Lead O/S
littleduck 07/Jul/16 Lead
with Malcolm
Rob Seymour 03/Jul/16 Lead
with Alan Dovey
Adam Hill 02/Jul/16 AltLd
with Simon
littleduck ?/Jul/16 -
Shone 21/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Ian Butterworth
lcullum7 14/Jun/16 2nd β
AlistairBerridge 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with MegStillwell, Jacob Puhalo Smith
kyaizawa 14/Jun/16 Lead O/S
MegStillwell 14/Jun/16 2nd β
with Alistair Berridge, Jacob Puhalo-Smith
Hidden 12/Jun/16 AltLd
YogiBear 11/Jun/16 AltLd O/S

Great climb. I led second pitch, definitely interesting

with Chris Stenning, Skip
Skip 11/Jun/16 2nd
Laurence Mitchell 04/Jun/16 2nd
with Richard Ive
Hidden 03/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/16 2nd
Matt Smith 03/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. First is great, the second even better! Chimneyed rather than bridged the roof and pulling over the lip is just amazing!

Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Nevil 17/May/16 AltLd
with Mike
Hidden 11/May/16 2nd rpt
Mattholland96 11/May/16 Lead
timreynolds 30/Apr/16 2nd

P1 only

with Ian Timbrell
matt1024 30/Apr/16 AltLd RP

Led P2. Fell and lowered to get it second time. Felt stiff at VS!

Hidden 30/Apr/16 AltLd dog
callummackay 14/Mar/16 2nd
with Brendon Green , The Climber
Laurence20 14/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Callum Mackay
Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Hugobristol 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Cant really count this one at all as we bailed after the first pitch!

with Eleanor, Anya
Hidden ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd
Skinnybloke 20/Sep/15 Lead

Lead both pitches, HVS, what a buzz!

clubmanpete 20/Sep/15 2nd

bailed on the last pitch again ffs..

Hidden 15/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/15 AltLd
ianburton 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Curly Rich 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

took a while to work out what to do.

with gmc
CMCM ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Totally contrasting pitches. The first very techy and the second quite thuggy

Matt77 07/Jul/15 Lead dnf

I led the first pitch and then we had to bail as it chucked it down. We got absolutely drenched getting back to the bags. I think I may have strayed on to Ochre Slab 1.5 as the way I did it was definitely harder than 4c.

JoeCoxson 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

I took pitch one, leaving Stuart with the interesting roof problem. Made it way more difficult for myself on second by climbing right from the back of the groove.

with Stuart Cossey
Stu.Cossey 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
George.Rowland 27/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch one and then seconded up pitch two of route II. Relatively spaced gear and managing to kick out my last piece didn't help.

hornbywill 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Chimney is really good fun.

Bob Peters 27/Jun/15 AltLd
TGreen 10/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Enjoyed the first pitch, but avoided the top pitch and went right. Keen for another go at it though, it looks awesome.

with Ian p
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd
HazelMacLean 10/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead the VS slab first pitch, very enjoyable. Top pitch was monstrous so Sam bailed off to the right.

jon_ridley 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
davidclare 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 25/May/15 AltLd rpt

P1 lead, 2nd on P2: which looks improbable and uninviting but is actually excellent.

with Luke
Dave Rumney 25/May/15 Lead
with Tanya Milner
Jackislav 23/May/15 Solo O/S

Pleasant solo with rewarding view :)

with Kat
Hidden 23/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/15 AltLd O/S
Sam Simpson 22/May/15 AltLd O/S
mes32 20/May/15 AltLd

Couldn't figure out top pitch, went left

with Cameron
clubmanpete 18/May/15 AltLd

Typical first time back at bosi and ended being talked into a HVS. . I lead the first pitch delicate moving along to the vein then delicate and strenuous couple of feet to easier ground though no protection for the rest on the vein except one spike on the right had the shakes by the time I got to the belay.... bailed on second pitch for a bother day as both shattered..... Great adventure as always at bosi

surf1nal-kern0w 17/May/15 2nd

Pete lead first pitch. Persevered brillantly on technical move. Was so focused on getting to black vein. Continued all the way to belay point!

Hidden 12/May/15 Lead rpt
Lizard Ollie 12/May/15 2nd
Wendy Watthews 12/May/15 2nd rpt
with JakeB., cuc
lost.arrow 04/May/15 AltLd

Sherwood. I got the last pitch.

with Stu Sherwood
KColvin ?/May/15 2nd dog

Feet hurt so had a nightmare, eventually made it through.

Katsmiff 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Martin lead the first pitch. I lead the 2nd. Pleasant climb overall with an interesting finish - bridging skills required.

Martin Bagshaw 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
ipegg 05/Apr/15 Lead
lukegorman 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Charlie Bore, Aiden Chitty
fulton333 24/Jan/15 Lead
with Jake
Hidden 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 14/Sep/14 2nd

Couldn't commit to P2 this time... Couldn't work out the move into the corner seconding either, ended up Swanaging straight up the overhanging left wall!

Woolly 06/Sep/14 2nd
with Donald
crater 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

only first p[itch climed

with steve
Pero 05/Sep/14 AltLd
joedoherty 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
dobby 200 22/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2, amazing fun in the roof

Hidden 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Josey Field
Hidden 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
pebbles 13/Jul/14 AltLd

me p1 hillary p2. p2 top moves hysterical.

with hillary
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dready 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

good climb

whiteexplorer 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S

enjoyed second pitch,all those hours spent hanging from the roof of my climbing wall finally pay off

with joe
partz 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Struggled with the lead, had no idea what to do so let Jonny do it. Massive move! But worthwhile and protected

JonnyW 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Pretty sure started up the E1 first pitch of Ochre Slab Route 1.5! Matt had a go at leading the second pitch but couldn't complete the 'acrobatic swing of the leg' move so I took over.

steveprice.exmouth 12/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Graham Mead
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Neil D 21/May/14 Lead O/S
gavin.edwards 09/May/14 2nd
PilarMartinez 04/May/14 Lead O/S

lead the first pitch, very good protection on the twin crags then when following the black vein it is totally bold but you move slightly left to put some protection without leaving the vein to set up the belay point below the big overhang. the second pitch is a proper 5a, easy if you are tall, a bit of a struggle for me being short as was not able to reach the good holds once you in the corner, but and you move up the wholes a massive and you and bridge to get the better ones at the top

with TheCherokee
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
Lyndsay Superclimber 03/May/14 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch

with Ryan
manbat 28/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

I lead P1. Quite scary. Not hard moves, but had serious disco leg trying to protect the crux. Tom decided P2 was not for him and i didn't feel like stepping in either, so we retreated.

Hidden 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Bristoldave 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Blake 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

What an amazing climb, the best of it's grade I've done so far. Lovely variety of styles, tilting the scale to HVS 5a in my opinion.

CarolineH 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Dave
jhb0510 12/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Luke Randall
Matt Bennett 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Stu Mackenzie, Martin Fowler
kp64zl ?/Apr/14 AltLd
with Tom OMC, Steve OMC
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Sarah Welsh 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

First pitch only

steveprice.exmouth 09/Mar/14 2nd
MJS ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 17/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
arandall 13/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Alex Poyzer
andork123 13/Nov/13 2nd O/S
stratandrew 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Faveourite route of the 5 days in Cornwall. superb slab pitch (P1, led) and mental thuggy overhang.

with Jim Symon
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead dnf
dkd 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Al
Elaine Budden 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
El3ctroFuzz 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
SteveM 26/Aug/13 AltLd
with Kat
kitkat78 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 thankfully. Are there two more contrasting pitches?!

with SteveM
Craigyboy13 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I lead th 5a pitch. Amazing climb. Looked hard at first but soon became easy

sheelba 18/Aug/13 AltLd
knighty 14/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. What a treat. HVS in rockfax, and completely worth it in my opinion.

ranga 14/Aug/13 AltLd
francois 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Ben
Hidden 10/Jul/13 AltLd
David Sherratt 10/Jul/13 AltLd
nickstephens 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Alix Wilson, Mark Booker
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead dog
jhb0510 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Wicked! Thought the 4c wall was harder than the 5a bit although that looked harder and needed more psyching up for!

with Dave Webster
perranman 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Top pitch looks very improbable but is loaded with holds. 4c on first pitch is harder. James was well chuffed to lead it.

with James berwick
perranman 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with James berwick
Hidden 23/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/13 -
Hamish777 19/May/13 -

Excellent leading by Andrea, the 4c move I thought was harder than the 5a one.

with Rachael, Andrea
andrea83 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Excellent route. Got confused about how deep to go in the chimney/overhang on the second pitch and ended up burying myself too far into it. But once came out and found the jugs-fine! Lead both pitches.

with Rachel, Hamish
Hidden 18/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/May/13 Lead O/S
NancyJones 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Missed last pitch, finishing up slab to the left

with Dad
callum brown 05/May/13 Lead O/S

just 1st pitch

with Log dog
Pete Jones 05/May/13 2nd
Homes 31/Mar/13 -
john lynch 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with luke holmes, sam arthur
dprctr 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Lead both pitch 1 and 2. VS I dont think so, ridiculous! Some crazy climbing on the top pitch, quite amazing!

with Fiona McFarlane, Martin Oldham
smolders 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Fiona McFarlane ?/Mar/13 AltLd dog
with Martin oldham, Dave proctor
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Grabtheslab ??/2013 -
guy757 30/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 30/Oct/12 -
Hidden 30/Oct/12 -
Christine Iles 30/Oct/12 -
Slick 29/Sep/12 AltLd

Led P2 - Fine once you work out how to do it..

treg 25/Sep/12 2nd

Found this pretty scary, so let Ben take the lead.

with Ben
gowla 14/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Keith Mitchell
Mayo 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly 08/Sep/12 Lead
with Harry Pearce
mikemontain ?/Sep/12 -
with alison williams
Hidden 28/Aug/12 AltLd
Jim Malo 26/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

1st pitch only

with Deborah
Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Dilwat 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

P2. A jug fest.

SurferStan 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S


with Dilwat
jonleighton 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Climbed the first pitch only as the second was seeping massively :(

Alor_lab 23/Jun/12 2nd β
with Jon
dj_brigham05 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S

2nd pitch after The Black Slab

Dave192939 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch just as the sun sank below the horizon. The light pool of the head torch only added to the fun! Great little route.

with Amber Thornton
Westy 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
SamChessell 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, got confused by where to go, a bit run out. George lead pitch two, awesome and crazy little sequence!

barrowclough 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
with CJ, Peter Lane
gingerking ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
tmather ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with George King, Samuel Chessell
givemetea 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
Pete Graham ?/Apr/12 AltLd
with Rick Graham
Webster 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

very enjoyable, the guidebook says it right, the final corner is perplexing, but fine once you work it out. the 1st pitch is bold

FrenchOlly 10/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
arandall 29/Feb/12 Lead O/S

First pitch didn't feel 4c, more like 4b, was runout but the hard bit was well protected. Second pitch looked really intimidating but once you see how to do it wasn't very hard.

Wendy Watthews 29/Feb/12 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Not pitch 2. Very run out in second half of 1st pitch

andybenham 28/Jan/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2012 -
dc88104 ??/2012 Lead dnf
PAJames ??/2012 -
Marcin78 ??/2012 AltLd
with Kuba
Flashy 06/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

With Phil W. Led P1. Top pitch is fine once you're inside the groove and back and footing.

spragglerocks 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led p2 but went too far right think ended up on a severe.

with Verity Payne, Matt Box
Lumbering Oaf 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Did the correct slab this time - previous effort last year in wrong place, d'oh. Great route. Didn't do top pitch; nails and a total contrast to the slab.

Subwaycups 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
stuaart 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Escaped from P2 by traversing out right. P2 was wet and covered in bird poo (plus, very scary looking).

jakenichol 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 1. good contrasting pitches. 2nd pitch is a stopper

Dave Heaton 23/Jun/11 AltLd
with Jake Nichol
timstyles 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

P1 only (VS 4c). Looked at P2 but neither of us could commit to the first move.

Hidden 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Brannock 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S

At VS 4C probably fits better with the other grades at Bosi than the HVS 5A its given in Rockfax West Country Climbs.

Darrell Read 11/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
pudding 09/Jun/11 Lead β
with adam spooner, matthew gibbings
ben bowry ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
a13x ?/Jun/11 Lead
marcduhig 28/May/11 Lead dnf

Could not find where to move up after the lower slab on pitch 1.

with Kwan
cornishmackem 24/May/11 AltLd
DOVEY 22/May/11 AltLd
with Andrew
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead O/S
five 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with CJ
Chris Ebbutt 29/Apr/11 AltLd
with Dave R.
Okecroak 29/Apr/11 AltLd
dan gibson 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Steve Waters, Mynydd 26/Apr/11 AltLd

Mike led P1. I found this very tricky and would give it 5a. I led the superb top pitch - the secrets of which opened up for me as I climbed. Great right toe hook to control the reach to the juggy flake. Surprisingly straightforward after that. Much easier than the "4b" finish to Suicide Wall and the 5a finish to Thin Wall Special.

mtempest 26/Apr/11 AltLd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
masa-alpin 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Did in one long pitch. The top crux section is nice and tough.

with Tony H
stevepotter 25/Apr/11 AltLd
with Bryan
hellboundblr 25/Apr/11 AltLd

Steve P1, Me P2.

with Steve P
Dibdawg 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Phil Hall
tompilgrem 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

What a route, definatly route of contrasts! Lead p1, would stick with old grade of vs 4c.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P1-Tom-steady and commiting slab climbing. P2-me-straightforward once I eventually figured out the moves and committed myself. Overall - top of VS/4c

with Bob/Tom
chrisallan 01/Apr/11 Lead O/S
zach.stone 01/Apr/11 2nd
with Chris Allen
misterb 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S

3 star route

with wain
Justin T 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd
timmsy 10/Mar/11 AltLd
David_Gledson ??/2011 AltLd

Lead P2.

timmsy ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Chris Nash ??/2011 2nd
Dave Mountford ??/2011 Lead
with Damon Heath, alex thackaway
nickstephens 07/Nov/10 AltLd O/S

Encouraged Gareth to lead again and found another retro cam!

mbradberry2008 03/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Jacob k-d 03/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
andybenham 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch this time. This really is a great route

Gareth 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Oh dear, not feeling good after an earier fall and after leading P1 backed off down Black Slab.

with Andrew
Hidden 19/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Sep/10 AltLd
Batt 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

P2. Looks daunting and struggled with sugar crash but it's great if you go for it back and foot style. Can be done non-thuggy other than final airy pull but on massive jugs with great bridge fro feet. Get good rest with feet in LH pocket to arrange gear before pulling round onto the jugs. Great fun.

Hoyes 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
MH123 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Lumbering Oaf 23/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 VS 4b. Backed off top pitch and escaped off left.

with Heather Lewis
tomB 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Tim Griffin
andybenham 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent varied climbing on immaculate granite. Led P1

Hidden 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/Aug/10 AltLd
with Ashley Hold, jim.barritt
redshapedfriday 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S
lukea 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Al
cheeky 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Me Pitch 1, Mark the fantastic pitch 2. The second pitch is amazing but glad I only had to second it?

mark4344 06/Jul/10 AltLd

brilliant route of contrasts. pitch 1 open face and slightly committing. pitch 2 a thuggy thrutch into open space, but on huge jugs.

with Matt Payne
Jennyvs 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
martinp 27/Jun/10 2nd

Didn't do the inverted V on final pitch. Moved up crag to the right.

with GarethR
mes32 12/Jun/10 2nd


erinbastian 12/Jun/10 2nd

my new nemisis

with Ken Mayo
Em66 12/Jun/10 AltLd
with Matt, Mat
willson 08/Jun/10 2nd
with ben
mullermn 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, deserves all the stars. Made the traverse harder than it needed to be by missing a foot ledge, but that made it more satisfying. Top overhang pitch took at least 3 hours to lead, probably due to inexperience on Cornish granite (2nd route), but very satisfying when I finally got it.

Kylie 04/Jun/10 2nd dog

First pitch was really nice climbing, enjoyed the blind traverse. Came off after reaching the back of the cave and then spent a while hanging on the ropes getting out gear.

Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
royal 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Moved onto the amazing top pitch overhang/chimney from another easier route as it looks so good. Although it wasn't that hard, the commitment of stepping into blind holds over thin air is about the most memorable thing I've done.

Craig Geddes 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ellie Ames
Hidden 14/May/10 2nd
verticon ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd
dswansonlow 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with John Hawes
Frostie 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Eastman, Roy Harris
remus 12/Apr/10 Solo O/S

Pitch one only.

Hidden 03/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Different Steve 02/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
with Emma Hawkins
rockjedi12345 08/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
JerryD ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Jon Hawes ??/2010 AltLd

Led first pitch, misread guide book and didnt go out right far enough to see blind move, resulted in fall.

Hidden ??/2010 -
leadmat ??/2010 Solo O/S

pitch 1.

brianrunner ??/2010 AltLd
with martina
Rob84 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 only, pitch 2 dripping munge

with Penny CUMC
nickstephens 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I am still smiling several hours afterwards

with Emma Ransom
paddymitton ?/Oct/09 -
Rob Davies 05/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
with Phil Ashton
Dave Mason 05/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Pete Nugent ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Mark "Sparky" Adams
Pete Nugent ?/Aug/09 Lead

p2 VS, 5a

with Mark "Sparky" Adams
craig h 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sue
Martin Bennett 29/Jun/09 -
with Ali
sgl0jd 28/Jun/09 AltLd

Led the amazing and baffling second pitch

chris sm 20/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
matsavage 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Subwaycups 09/Jun/09 2nd β
Hidden 03/Jun/09 AltLd
Dave Mahon 30/May/09 AltLd

Matt led P2 - the chimney is no pushover and requires a determined approach.

matt.jj 30/May/09 AltLd
Monkey_Alan 03/May/09 2nd

Tried to lead first pitch, couldn't commit to the blind move

with Henk Smith, Tim Bucknall
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
JGW ?/May/09 Lead
with Matt Tilley
Kirill 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch

Hidden 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
krikoman 10/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Missed out toip 5a pitch by not reading guidebook properly.

with Sally Strawberry
Hidden 08/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/09 AltLd
Master Chief 06/Mar/09 Lead O/S

In the wet!

with Moe
existing debt ?/Mar/09 -
with Iain a
paulh1967 ??/2009 -
camelsurfer ??/2009 -
sebrider ?/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Led roof, it was awesome and devious:)

eugeneth 02/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Seb
saz_m 12/Sep/08 2nd
with Christian Lenehan
rockjedi12345 04/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Skinny Kin 07/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Very tough overhanging roof for 4c in some older guidebook. Even the new 5a grade is still tricky. Nice day at long last after 2 days of continuous misery.

with Mike Parkinson
perranman 03/Aug/08 AltLd
markfairbank 02/Aug/08 Lead dnf

P1 only which was v.nice. Backed off P2 (5a at least?) due to been wet, ill partner and looking dam hard - went up P2 of route II instead.

with Mick D
Al Franks 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Liz davies
Alasdair88 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
lizzie789 28/Jul/08 2nd
Fenwick ?/Jul/08 -
with Pete/Tomo
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
MoWalker3 13/Jun/08 2nd
with Quiet Ian
mat cooper 08/Jun/08 Lead
inspiration_needed 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Mat Cooper
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
erica 06/May/08 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 06/May/08 Lead O/S

pitch 1 only

with Erica
chrissloan84 05/May/08 Lead

Missed out the first bit and just did the fun overhang.

with AJM
jezb1 05/May/08 Lead

First pitch only, Chris took huge fall on Ochre Slab II so had to get off to help.

Hidden 02/May/08 AltLd rpt
adrianj 02/May/08 AltLd
jonka ?/May/08 AltLd
with sean
Hidden ??/2008 -
Bob M 06/Oct/07 AltLd
arctic.lizard123 ?/Oct/07 -
with Tim Carter
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
lithos 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

P1 - felt v bold at end of traverse. P2 wet and horrid so scampered off left

shoulders 07/Aug/07 Lead
with dai
Harry B Lawder ?/Aug/07 2nd rpt

hard overhang to dodge but the rest is easy (to second at least!

with Daisy Peters
Bob Peters ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dad
Mark Davies PK 31/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

top pitch is silly

with Fiend
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Lead
zcapxa5 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Hannah Shaw, Jenni Young
cham749 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Ivan Goodchild
Hidden 24/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
31770 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
mankrambler 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Harry Low
melmyo ?/Apr/07 AltLd
maresia 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S

Exciting pitch through the roof. Very glad I didn't lead it.

Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Geoffers ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
JackMountains 04/Nov/06 2nd β
with Dan Smith & Chris
timharrison 21/Aug/06 2nd O/S
trevor macalonan 21/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 04/Aug/06 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/06 2nd
Abi Chard ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Bottled the top pitch, then found it easy to second.

with Ian
Cat G ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
mooseloose 29/May/06 AltLd RP

Couldn't find the holds to move towards black stuff on the 1st pitch, came down and Jana led the first pitch instead. Perversely I led the 2nd and found it easier than the 1st.

with Jana
collingwood 29/Apr/06 Lead dnf

Had to miss the 2nd pitch out, far too daunting for my 2nd to lead through and convinced me not to try

with Matthew Rhodes
Somerset swede basher 23/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Tom Harvey
the rec 09/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Fred
leadmat ??/2006 Lead
Runtothehills ??/2006 AltLd O/S
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Dan_Carroll ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Beckholland, Rebecca Holland
chrisallan ??/2006 Lead dnf
wojt ??/2006 Lead
carriegold 01/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Steve C
timharrison ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

A gorgeous top pitch

with Jo Willet
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 28/Aug/05 AltLd
with Christian Darr
leon ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

led P2

with Caroline Goldsworthy
Tom Vivian 30/Jul/05 AltLd
victim of mathematics 24/Jun/05 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 24/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Si dH 17/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Alison Ingleby
Rob Oram 11/Jun/05 2nd O/S

The top pitch was tough but fun!

with James Booth
James B 11/Jun/05 -
with Rob
Ali ?/Jun/05 AltLd

First pitch was one of the nicest leads I've ever done....well done to Si for beasting the second pitch!

with Si dH
Stig 16/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Hidden 09/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Andy Graham ??/2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/04 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jan/04 2nd
Hidden 08/Nov/03 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Sep/03 AltLd
with Kev Lomax
Hidden 04/Aug/03 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/03 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
bpmclimb 08/May/03 Lead O/S

P2 looks imposing but goes ok - ropework difficult though. Impossible to hear each other if there's any wind. Second escaped up the side.

with Clare
Hidden 18/Apr/03 AltLd rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Rob Pitt ??/2003 -
rockjedi12345 ?/Oct/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 19/May/02 AltLd O/S
aged_ape ?/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with KM
cem 29/Mar/02 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Rob Smithies
phardman 23/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 01/Aug/01 AltLd
pezzerrr 30/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Roget 13/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
John Roe 06/Aug/00 AltLd
with Darren Summerson
Hidden 21/May/00 2nd
rockjedi12345 ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Phil Mathews
Hidden ?/Jan/00 -
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
NickP ??/2000 -
VPJB ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Steveb27 ??/2000 AltLd
MartinN 12/Aug/99 2nd O/S
koopa ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
with Noisy
alex_th ?/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Jack Kelly
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
hdog76 ??/1999 -
Andy Say 09/Jun/98 Lead O/S
stuart100 19/May/98 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
Adrian Daniels 09/May/98 AltLd
with Steve Webster
timreynolds 03/May/98 Lead
with Rachel Corbett, John Burnip
Toerag ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
Paul-Michael ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with Paul Nurse
andy_pemberton ??/1998 Lead

lots of assents

Neil Conway ?/Mar/97 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy & Darren Leigh
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/97 Lead
with Alan Nuttall
cornishben ?/Jan/97 Lead O/S
with Greg
belay bunny turned bad ??/1997 -
Dave Mountford ??/1997 Lead
with Damon Heath
Hidden 25/Jul/96 Lead O/S
tompercy 04/Apr/96 AltLd
with Tom Bridgeland
tompercy ?/Mar/96 AltLd
with Kat Jones
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
michael burrows 24/Jul/95 AltLd O/S
with cen lewis
nigehughes ??/1995 Lead
with Darren Summerson
Ashley Hold 22/Aug/94 Lead
with Simon Richards
colin milton 03/Jul/94 AltLd
with eric milton
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/94 TR

Wanted to lead it, but Liz was getting wet

tompercy 12/Mar/94 AltLd
with Chris Lear
Hidden 29/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/93 Lead O/S
climbingrichard 09/Apr/93 Lead O/S
K1 ??/1993 Lead
charlesmfrench 15/Nov/92 Lead O/S
with Dave Fooks
Hidden 22/Aug/92 AltLd
GAtkins 01/Apr/92 2nd O/S
with Nick Stenning
Budge ?/Apr/92 AltLd O/S
with Richard Teed
Raggar ?/Sep/91 AltLd

I led first pitch - steve did the wrong second pitch!

with Steve B
auld al ?/Apr/91 AltLd O/S
Hammy 25/Oct/90 AltLd
with Andy Coleman, Ian Barker
biggianthead ?/Jun/90 -
with C
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
AndyB123 ??/1990 -
AndrewP ??/1990 Lead
keefe ??/1989 -
Hidden 01/Aug/88 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 08/Apr/88 AltLd

Led pitch 1 + Steve, 2nd pitch 2 + Julian. Led (alts 2) + Rob Ivens 27/3/89

with Steve Ball, Julian England
Hidden 03/Apr/88 AltLd
RichardMc 20/Apr/87 AltLd O/S
with Tim Oakes
Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
malc 08/Apr/84 AltLd O/S
with JW
Hidden 19/Jul/82 AltLd O/S
Nigel Coe 30/May/82 -
with Tim Dunsby
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
Steve Lewis 06/Apr/80 Lead O/S
with Carol Potter
Ian Clare ??/1980 -
Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with Others, FMC
uphillnow ??/1979 -
Mike C 11/Nov/78 2nd

First pitch only

with Dave Hyde
Mike C 30/Jun/78 Lead

First pitch only

with Pete ?
Mark Kemball 31/Mar/78 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
babymoac ?/Jul/77 -
with AUMC
Simon cook ?/Apr/77 -
kjacks ??/1977 Lead

Delicate 1st pitch - overhang not to bad just a bit thuggish.

with Marian Birkett
Chris Terrey ?/Nov/76 AltLd
with Ken Taylor
Falko 17/Apr/76 AltLd O/S
with Alan Taylor, Chris Plant
Bolt Phobia 08/Apr/76 AltLd
with John Broadwell
Nigel Bond 22/Jun/75 AltLd
with Ian Duckworth
Ken Taylor 15/May/75 Lead
with Chris Terrey
petemeads ??/1974 Lead
Woolly ??/1973 Lead
Martin Bennett 06/Aug/70 -

Pitch 1 only (hungover!)

with IW
Dave Musgrove ?/Sep/69 AltLd
with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
tutbury ?/Sep/69 -
with Fred Graham
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